The following events are open for preregistration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
SENIORS BALTIMORE TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14, a tour of the new world headquarters of Phillips Foods, to see the process used to produce millions of Maryland-style, restaurant-quality crab cakes made by hand, and other seafood products; plus an all-you-can-eat buffet at Phillips Harborplace Restaurant, Inner Harbor, and time for shopping on your own; participants may be required to sign an allergy release form; call for departure points in Howard County. $39; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS ARTS CLASS, for those ages 55 and older who have completed a beginner's level mosaics class, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 16, "Mosaics: the Next Step," learn to work with tile, glass, glue and grout, and make a mosaic tray; equipment and materials included, Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $22; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 18, a workshop to make a table centerpiece using fresh flowers; bring a small knife or clippers, the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $22; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS ANGEL PIN CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18, a workshop to make angel pins using jewelry wire, beads and simple tools, East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $15; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS MUSICAL TRIP, for ages 8 and older, 6 a.m.-midnight Nov. 19, and Dec. 3, 9, 10 and 17, a day trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York to see the cast of the hall's Rockettes troupe perform a new original song and a show with new sets, costumes, stage effects and a new precision tap routine; late afternoon show includes a new opening number and traditional favorites; second mezzanine seats, plus time on your own to shop and dine; call for bus departure points in Howard County. $135; preregistration required. 410-313-7275 or www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/rap_homepage.htm.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES